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Re: st: AW: compare files, vars only


From   David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: compare files, vars only
Date   Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:31:52 -0500

At 01:32 PM 2/19/2009, Mike Hanson wrote:
On Feb 19, 2009, at 1:02 PM, David Kantor wrote:

[...]
Incidentally, in case you want to know the motivation: I often get
revised or supplemental files, but where the variables may have
changed slightly -- a few dropped or added, or a few that have had
a change of spelling of the name.

        If that is the case, then wouldn't the -datasignature- command
(significantly updated in Stata 10.1) be the most effective tool?
See -help datasignature- for all the things one can do when managing
shared data files.

Thanks for that suggestion. It's useful to know, but not applicable in my situation.
--David

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